Main content for "Project Development Process"

  • Initial Contact
    • Project introductions
    • Overview of repository functions and available services
    • Planning meeting scheduled
  • Planning Meeting(s)
    • Support proposal has been accepted
    • Review project needs, service costs, file formats, a timeline for completion
    • Discuss preservation requirements, and metadata requirements
    • Sponsor notified to confirm repository project startup
  • Prototype Test Site
    • Initial site preparation for sponsor review
    • Content model development, and testing
    • Surrogate file development requirements
  • Prototype Site Feedback
    • Navigation adjustments
    • Security features and specifications
    • Links, data streams, metadata, searching issues
  • Materials Development
    • Establish schedule for digitizing, surrogate file preparation
    • Coordinate schedule for descriptive tagging
    • Establish quality control measures and review process
  • Development Site Preparation
    • Files ingested for access and tagging
    • Sponsor feedback (component of approval process)
    • Content model adjustments and corrections
  • Development Site Review
    • Sign off on completed object loading
    • Final quality control performed
    • Sponsor approval for repository transfer
  • Repository Site Transfer
    • Development site transferred to research repository
    • Access specifications applied
    • Library catalog updated
  • Storage Transfers
    • Master archival files moved to permanent storage archive
      • Standards based file formats – only
      • Metadata spreadsheet moved to permanent storage
    • Working files preserved as part of repository

Collection Development Advantages

  • High-speed, web access to research collections
  • End-user support
  • Long-term data preservation and maintenance
  • Usage evaluation and reports

Samples of collections in the repository